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Sunday, May 15, 2016

Review Collection #4 - The Star-Touched Queen by Roshani Chokshi

Review Collection is a new feature that I thought I would try out, to help people decide if they want to read the featured book (let me know if you found it useful). So, the idea is that I shall be choosing one book and then sharing a range of reviews, of this book from various blogs. Allowing you to get a feel for the different opinions surrounding that book.  

The Star-Touched Queen by Roshani Chokshi

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Published: April 26th 2016 by St. Martin's Griffin
ISBN13: 9781250085474
Series: Standalone with Companion Sequels
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Synopsis From Goodreads

Fate and fortune. Power and passion. What does it take to be the queen of a kingdom when you're only seventeen?

Maya is cursed. With a horoscope that promises a marriage of Death and Destruction, she has earned only the scorn and fear of her father's kingdom. Content to follow more scholarly pursuits, her whole world is torn apart when her father, the Raja, arranges a wedding of political convenience to quell outside rebellions. Soon Maya becomes the queen of Akaran and wife of Amar. Neither roles are what she expected: As Akaran's queen, she finds her voice and power. As Amar's wife, she finds something else entirely: Compassion. Protection. Desire...

But Akaran has its own secrets -- thousands of locked doors, gardens of glass, and a tree that bears memories instead of fruit. Soon, Maya suspects her life is in danger. Yet who, besides her husband, can she trust? With the fate of the human and Otherworldly realms hanging in the balance, Maya must unravel an ancient mystery that spans reincarnated lives to save those she loves the most. . .including herself.

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Review and Excerpt @ Willa's Ramblings
Review @ Read Breathe Relax

5 Star ARC Review @ Brittany's Book Rambles
5 Star Review @ Awesome Book Nut
5 Star Review @  Once Upon a Twilight
5 Star Review @ Sunshine and Mountains
5 Star ARC Review @ Hit or Miss Books
5 Star ARC Review @  A Reader Under The Sea
ARC Review @ Pages to Explore
5 Star ARC Review @ Paperback Wonderland
5 Star ARC Review @ Online Eccentric Librarian
5 Star ARC Review @ My Friends are Fiction

4.5 Star Review @ Fiction Fare
4 Star ARC Review @ The Eater of Books
4 Star Review @ Looking for the Panacea

3.5 Star ARC Review @ The Book's Buzz
3 Star Review @

2 Star Review @ Nice Girls Read Books
2 Star ARC Review @ A Great Read
1 Star Review @ Nicola Reads YA





Taken from Goodreads on 09/05/16


I have been highly anticipating this book (although it is another book which I am guilt of not buying yet) and I had heard nothing but amazing things from all those who received ARCs, although more recently as it has been published there has been a few slightly more negative reviews popping up around the internet. From reading a range of reviews I have gleaned that it is a retelling of Hades and Persephone mixed with Indian mythology. It has great imagery and elegant writing (I have read some beautiful quotes) and some amazing characters. However some people felt that some aspect of the book lack some explanations and others didn't like the 'flowery' deceptive writing style. I personally (when I get some spare cash) will be giving this book a try, the quotes I have read from this book are so amazing, and with so many people singing this books praises I am going to have to read it.


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